Cassill Ready for Next Chapter
By: Jeff Wackerlin - @JWackerlin Twitter and Instagram | MRN.com on January 20, 2016 | 9:30 P.M. EST
"This new opportunity with Front Row Motorsports is extremely exciting." (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Landon Cassill is ready for the next chapter in his racing career as he joins Front Row Motorsports in 2016.
After a hectic off-season because of a turn of events that led him to find a new ride, Cassill will pilot the No. 38 Ford after spending the past two seasons driving the No. 40 Chevrolet for Hillman Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.
"I had a phenomenal time racing with Hillman Racing and driving the 40 car," Cassill said. "With them not getting a charter it inevitably puts them in a position where they can’t field a car. It’s nothing of the fault of Mike Hillman or anything he did, but we raced our tails off and we ran well and I’m proud of that relationship."
With a ride in place, Cassill will compete for Sprint Cup championship points for the first time since 2012 after declaring for XFINITY Series points the past three seasons.
"This new opportunity with Front Row Motorsports is extremely exciting and even through it's coming together in the middle of January, it's going to be a great success because they have been building racecars and preparing for the season," Cassill said.
Even with the late start in the off-season, Cassill has already been to the race shop this week - prior to the official announcement of him joining Front Row - to start getting acclimated with his new team and crew chief Donnie Wingo.
"Honestly it's really cool because he's (Wingo) still got the same core group of guys that he had last year so they are just really plugging me in," Cassill said. "It's up to me to adapt to how they work and give them what we need to give me fast racecars."
Cassill is also looking forward to teaming with Chris Buescher.
"It's really going to be cool working with Chris Buescher," Cassill said. "I really admire his success and what he did in the XFINITY Series last year."
As of now, Cassill does not have any XFINITY Series races on his schedule.
"Ideally I would live to run 10 or 12 XFINITY races with a full time Cup schedule, but right now I don’t have any XFINITY races," he said. "I will try to pick one up if I can."
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